Comparison between:
- BLU Touchbook 8.0
- Apple iPad mini 2

Brand and model

Information about the brand, model and model alias (if any) of a specific device.

BLU Touchbook 8.0Apple iPad mini 2
BLU Touchbook 8.0Apple iPad mini 2
Prices
Model aliasP220L
P220u
iPad mini with Retina display

Design

Information about the dimensions and weight of the device, shown in different measurement units. Body materials, available colors, certifications.

Width215 mm
21.5 cm
0.705 ft
8.465 in
200 mm
20 cm
0.656 ft
7.874 in
Height123.3 mm
12.33 cm
0.405 ft
4.854 in
134.7 mm
13.47 cm
0.442 ft
5.303 in
Thickness8.9 mm
0.89 cm
0.029 ft
0.35 in
7.5 mm
0.75 cm
0.025 ft
0.295 in
Weight374 g
0.82 lbs
13.19 oz
341 g
0.75 lbs
12.03 oz
Volume235.93 cm³
14.33 in³
202.05 cm³
12.27 in³
ColorsBlack
White
Blue
Yellow
Red
Gray
Silver
Body materialsPlasticAluminium alloy

SIM card

The Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) is used in mobile devices for storing data authenticating the subscribers of mobile services.

SIM card typeMicro-SIMNano-SIM
Number of SIM cards11

Networks

A mobile (cellular) network is a radio system, which allows a large number of mobile devices to communicate with each other.

GSMGSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
CDMA-CDMA 800 MHz
CDMA 1900 MHz
CDMA2000-1xEV-DO Rev. A
1xEV-DO Rev. B
UMTSUMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
LTE-LTE 700 MHz Class 13
LTE 700 MHz Class 17
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz

Mobile network technologies and bandwidth

Communication between devices within mobile networks is realized via various generations of network technologies, which provide different bandwidth.

Mobile network technologiesUMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 3
EV-DO Rev. A
EV-DO Rev. B

Operating system

Operating system is the system software, which manages and controls the functioning of the hardware components of the device.

Operating system (OS)Android 4.4.2 KitKatiOS 7.0.3
iOS 9

System on Chip (SoC)

A system on a chip (SoC) includes into a single chip some of the main hardware components of the mobile device.

SoC-Apple A7 APL0698
Process technology-28 nm
CPU-Apple Cyclone ARMv8
CPU bits-64 bit
Instruction set-ARMv8-A
Level 1 cache memory (L1)-64 KB + 64 KB
Level 2 cache memory (L2)-1024 KB
1 MB
Level 3 cache memory (L3)-4096 KB
4 MB
CPU cores42
CPU frequency1300 MHz1300 MHz
GPUPowerVR SGX544PowerVR G6430
GPU cores-4
GPU frequency-200 MHz
RAM capacity1 GB1 GB
RAM type-LPDDR3
-M7 motion coprocessor

Storage

Every mobile device has a built-in storage (internal memory) with a fixed capacity.

Storage8 GB16 GB
32 GB
64 GB
128 GB

Memory cards

Memory cards are used in mobile devices for expanding their external storage capacity.

TypesmicroSD
microSDHC
-

Display

The display of a mobile device is characterized by its technology, resolution, pixel density, diagonal length, color depth, etc.

Type/technologyIPSIPS
Diagonal size8 in
203.2 mm
20.32 cm
7.9 in
200.66 mm
20.07 cm
Width6.78 in
172.31 mm
17.23 cm
6.32 in
160.53 mm
16.05 cm
Height4.24 in
107.7 mm
10.77 cm
4.74 in
120.4 mm
12.04 cm
Aspect ratio1.6:1
16:10
1.333:1
4:3
Resolution1280 x 800 pixels2048 x 1536 pixels
Pixel density189 ppi
74 ppcm
324 ppi
127 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area70.23 %71.97 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Capacitive
Multi-touch
-Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
LED-backlit
Retina display

Sensors

Different sensors measure different physical quantities and convert them into signals recognizable by the mobile device.

SensorsAccelerometerLight
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope

Rear camera

The primary camera of the mobile device is usually placed on its back and can be combined with one or more additional cameras.

Sensor typeCMOSCMOS BSI
Aperture-f/2.4
Image resolution1600 x 1200 pixels
1.92 MP
2592 x 1936 pixels
5.02 MP
Video resolution1280 x 720 pixels
0.92 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps
FeaturesAutofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Autofocus
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection

Front camera

Modern smartphones have one or more front cameras and their positioning has led to various design concepts – pop-up camera, rotating camera, notch, punch hole, under-display camera, etc.

Image resolution640 x 480 pixels
0.31 MP
-
Video resolution640 x 480 pixels
0.31 MP
1280 x 720 pixels
0.92 MP
Video FPS-30 fps
-1.2 MP

Audio

Information about the type of speakers and the audio technologies supported by the device.

SpeakerLoudspeaker
Earpiece
Loudspeaker

Radio

The radio in a mobile device is a built-in FM radio receiver.

RadioNoNo

Tracking/Positioning

Information about the positioning and navigation technologies supported by the device.

Tracking/PositioningGPSGPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
Wi-Fi
Cell ID

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is a technology that provides wireless data connections between various devices within a short range.

Wi-Fi802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
Wi-Fi Hotspot
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
Dual band

Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a standard for secure wireless data transfer between different types of devices over short distances.

Version4.04.0
FeaturesA2DPA2DP
EDR

USB

The Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry standard that allows different electronic devices to exchange data.

Connector typeMicro USB-
Version2.02.0
FeaturesCharging
Mass storage
Charging
Proprietary

Headphone jack

The headphone jack is an audio phone connector, a.k.a. an audio jack. The most widely used one in mobile devices is the 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Headphone jackYesYes

Connectivity

Information about other important connectivity technologies supported by the devices.

ConnectivityComputer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
Computer sync
OTA sync
TV-Out

Browser

A web browser is a software application for accessing, fetching, displaying and navigating through information on the World Wide Web.

BrowserHTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5

Audio file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various audio file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital audio data.

Audio file formats/codecsAAC
eAAC+
MIDI
MP3
WMA
WAV
AAC
eAAC+
M4A
MP3
WAV

Video file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various video file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital video data.

Video file formats/codecs3GPP
AVI
MKV
MP4
WMV
AVI
H.263
H.264
QuickTime
MPEG-4

Battery

The batteries of mobile devices differ in capacity and technology. They provide the electrical charge needed for the functioning of the devices.

Capacity4000 mAh6450 mAh
TypeLi-IonLi-Polymer
2G talk time-10 h
600 min
0.4 days
3G talk time-10 h
600 min
0.4 days
4G talk time-10 h
600 min
0.4 days
FeaturesNon-removableNon-removable
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